Norman J. Harrison
- Senior Managing Director
- T: +1 202 728 8765
- F: +1 202 312 9101
- 555 12th Street, NW
- Suite 700
- Washington, DC, 20004
- United States
- T: +1 202 312 9100
- F: +1 202 312 9101
- B.S.B.A., Finance (with highest honors), Georgetown University
- J.D., (High Honors), Georgetown University Law Center
- Investor Advisory Group, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
- Forensic Litigation Consulting
Norman Harrison is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Washington, D.C. His expertise involves issues that arise at the intersection of regulation and the capital markets.
Mr. Harrison advises companies on risk management and compliance programs relating to FCPA, AML and other transactional and financial frauds, and conducts investigations of alleged misconduct. He has recently advised a major European bank on global risk management assessment tools and remediation strategies for FCPA, AML and sanctions risks, and has advised numerous companies on the design, implementation and testing of ethics and compliance programs.
Mr. Harrison has conducted numerous internal investigations in matters arising from federal investigations, shareholder allegations, media exposés and other circumstances. He also has extensive experience relating to compliance monitoring. He recently served as an independent consultant to two multinational companies under the terms of DOJ and SEC settlements under the FCPA. In a prior firm Mr. Harrison led multi-disciplinary teams in monitoring KPMG LLP and WorldCom/MCI.
Mr. Harrison has advised boards of directors and developed expert testimony on fiduciary duty and corporate governance issues arising in connection with shareholder derivative suits and other civil litigation. He served recently as a testifying expert on the fiduciary duties of a public company general counsel in an arbitration involving golden parachute provisions of employment agreements.
Mr. Harrison has substantial experience, both as an outside adviser and an internal compliance officer, in matters involving investment funds. Before joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Harrison was a co-founder and served as Chief Compliance Officer of an SEC-registered investment adviser and its FSA-registered European affiliate which managed over $1.5 billion in assets. He has served as testifying expert in disputes arising out of the failed launches of private equity and hedge funds, in litigation between a private equity sponsor and the unsecured creditors committee of a portfolio company, and in disputes relating to the performance of fund custodians and administrators.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, from 2003-2011 Mr. Harrison was a Senior Managing Director of Richard C. Breeden & Co., an advisory services firm specializing in corporate monitoring, internal investigations, litigation and regulatory consulting, and restructurings and workouts. Mr. Harrison served also from 2005-2009 as Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer of Breeden Capital Management, an SEC-registered investment adviser, and its European affiliate. He was previously an investment banker with Stephens Inc. and Alex. Brown & Sons, and a corporate attorney with Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton and Garrison LLP.
Mr. Harrison is an honors graduate of Georgetown University (B.S.B.A. Finance) and the Georgetown University Law Center. He is an attorney admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, and serves on the Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.